On-Air Now

Social Care Minister continuing to monitor rent allowance and payment situation

Mon, 19 Aug 2013

The Social Care Minister says he's monitoring the issue of rent allowance and payments closely following issues raised by Onchan Commissioners.

The authority suggested the DSC should pay rent allowance directly to housing bodies instead of the individual to avoid arrears.

The minister rejected this saying a similar system had already failed in the UK.

However, Chris Robertshaw said he does except there is some merit in the argument.

He told us this isn't a new issue and would assess options moving forward


  • DSC Minister Chris Robertshaw, MLC


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed